Your Noon Briefing: John Easton, STV, etc

THE Herald today publishes an obituary about one of its former journalists, who died recently, aged 72.

John ‘Skipper’ Easton was also a former assistant night news editor.

Says the paper, he died following a “short illness”, adding: “He was universally and affectionately known as ‘The Skipper’ because of his decades-long crusade to promote the paddle-steamer Waverley, the world’s last sea-going ship of her kind, and his tireless efforts back in the late 1970s to publicise and raise support for the ultimately successful fight to save her from the breaker’s yard.”

Read the obituary here.

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THE first episode of a brand new, three-part thriller – starring Sheridan Smith – which starts on STV on Sunday will be available to watch on the STV Player from tomorrow – two full days before its television debut.

Says STV, users of the STV Player will get the chance to watch new drama from 9pm tomorrow night.

Read more, here.

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REPORTS The Scotsman today: the owner of whisky brand, Glenfiddich, has appointed a new marketing officer.

William Grant & Sons is said to have taken on Philip Gladman, succeeding Maurice Doyle, who is reported to have become “the boss of Oragina Schweppes International”.

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